Ten reasons to love Hull
It’s often said that Hull is a sleeping giant and many people who visit it for the first time are left surprised by what they find. Now we’ve been looking at the top 10 reasons why we love the city by the Humber…
Hull is going to be the 2017 UK City of Culture which will see a different event take place on each day that year. But there’s plenty to keep you entertained before then. We highly recommend a trip to Hull Truck Theatre or the New Theatre if performing arts are your cup of tea. On top of that there’s the Humber Street Sesh and the Freedom Festival which welcome massive crowds every year.
The city has several museums which are definitely worth checking out. And, best of all, quite a few of them are free to visit. You can find out all about the history of the fishing industry at the Maritime Museum and hear about life at sea by taking a tour of the Arctic Corsair trawler. Hull also has The Deep, a huge aquarium, which is home to 3,500 fish and a colony of penguins. You’ve also got Ferens Art Gallery which is home to amazing artwork and has even displayed some paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Hull is home to a Premier League football team, two Super League rugby sides in Hull FC and Hull KR and even has a top class ice hockey team called the Hull Stingrays. Olympic gold medal winning boxer, Luke Campbell, is a local lad and rising star, Tommy Coyle, also hails from the city.
4. Food and Drink
Hull is home to not one, but two local delicacies. In the future, the only thing you need to put on your chips is Hull’s famous “Chip Spice” and if you want something to go with the chips then make sure you have a “patty”. The ingredients are a closely guarded secret, but it’s a mix of potato, herbs and seasoning which needs to be tasted.
5. The Marina and Fruit Market
We like to think of Hull as the “Monaco of the North” whenever we look at the marina full of yachts and it’s great walking around on a warm, summers day. The Fruit Market area is close by and is home to some amazing restaurants like 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, performance venues like Fruit and C4Di which houses amazing digital businesses. The area is also undergoing a big regeneration project ahead of the City of Culture year, so you can always see something different whenever you visit.
6. William Wilberforce
A former politician, William Wilberforce, was the leader of the movement which abolished slavery in 1807. Visitors to Hull can learn all about the great man by taking a tour of a dedicated museum which is based at his former home in the High Street.
If you’re a shopaholic then there’s plenty of choice for you. Hull is home to three great shopping centres - St Stephens, Princes Quay and Prospect Centre. On top of those, Hull is also home to some lovely little boutiques so make sure you check them out as well.
If you haven’t noticed already, we love Hull and it’s no surprise to us that half of students at the University of Hull choose to stay when they finish their degree. The city also has some amazing higher education offerings too, which you can look into at Wilberforce College, Hull College and Wyke College.
9. Humber Bridge
Technically, the Humber Bridge isn’t in Hull, but it’s pretty close so we’ll add it to the list. The bridge opened in 1981 and was the longest of its type in the world at one point. There’s also a lovely country park nearby so a trip to see the bridge is well worth doing.
10. The People
They say northerners are a friendly bunch and it’s definitely the case with people living in Hull (the accent is often ridiculed but we think it’s quite endearing). If you ever need directions, help and advice or just want a chat in the pub there’s always someone willing to gab.
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